Choosing the best smartphone under Rs 10,000

Paromik Chakraborty is a technical journalist at EFY


Options in the Indian market

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 base model.

The Redmi Note 4 by Xiaomi is a power-packed phone that gives you full value for your money. It runs Android Marshmallow and comes with a strong Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz processor with an Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, full HD 14cm (5.5-inch) screen and 4100mAh battery. It has a 4G SIM slot and a hybrid slot that can support either another 4G SIM or an external memory card expandable up to 128 GB.

Additional features include a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera and a 5MP f/2.0 front camera, and a fingerprint sensor. The phone is priced at ₹ 9999.

Panasonic Eluga Ray X.

Eluga Ray X, from Panasonic, features a Mediatek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz processor with ARM Mali T720 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a 4000mAh battery. It supports dual 4G SIM. The dedicated SD card slot is expandable up to 64GB. The phone has a 14cm (5.5-inch) HD screen, and a 13MP rear camera as well as a 5MP front camera.

One major USP of the device is its own AI assistant, Arbo, which learns and automates scheduled functions and locations based on the user’s daily activities and whereabouts. The phone is priced at ₹ 8999.

Lenovo K6 Power.

Lenovo K6 Power sports a Snapdragon 430 processor with 1.4GHz quad-core and 1.1GHz quad-core power combined, Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB. The 4000mAh battery-powered device supports dual 4G SIM, and features a 12.7cm screen with full HD display and two cameras (a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera). The device costs ₹ 9999.

Moto C Plus.

Motorola’s Moto C plus includes Mediatek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz processor with a Mali-T720 M2 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with 32GB expansion option, 720p HD 12.7cm display, and an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery, and supports dual 4G SIM. It runs the latest Android version, Android 7.0. Moto C plus is priced at ₹ 6999.

The final word

Choices are definitely not limited to the above-mentioned list. You can also check out the newly released 5000mAh battery-powered Moto E4 Plus, Yu Yureka with 4GB RAM and Redmi 4 amongst other options.



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